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For a few months my 10 yr old yorky's ear smells bad, and he licks his paw, digs his ears; I've used Miracle Ear Cleaner to no effect. Can I use Clavaseptin prescribed for urn treatment.

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Submitted: 26 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but wanted to touch base with you. Unfortunately, Clavaseptin isn't a great option for ear infections. It can only address a small number of bacterial agents that infect ears and would not help with yeast. Therefore, its not advisable to use this (especially as it could also make any bacteria present more drug resistant). Instead, you are best salt water (1tbsp salt to a pint warm water) flushing the ears 2-3 times daily to see if you can reduce the infection load. Otherwise, we'd really want Rocky to be seen so his vet can swab the ear to ID what is there and determine the best treatment. And if they examine him, they can check his ear drum to make sure it is intact so that intra-ear medication can be used safely (since not checking that and treating in the ear can lead to deafness or even seizures).

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